A police officer stops traffic as demonstrators protest at the G20 summit in Osaka. Photo: Bloomberg

G20 Osaka: Japan closes schools and tightens security as authorities brace for protests at summit

  • Demonstrators representing a range of concerns will gather in Japanese city, protesting over Diaoyu Islands, Falun Gong and Hong Kong extradition bill
  • Visa has also been granted to Uygur activist Rebiya Kadeer despite Beijing’s objections to her entering the country
Topic |   G20

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A police officer stops traffic as demonstrators protest at the G20 summit in Osaka. Photo: Bloomberg
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The Hong Kong protesters’ audacity – in particular their open defiance of the city’s ultimate political masters in Beijing – has gained them widespread praise. Photo: Dickson Lee

Scoffing in Singapore, praise in Philippines: how Asia sees Hong Kong’s extradition bill protests

  • The mammoth marches that involved an estimated 2 million people have inspired a range of views from the region’s citizens and direct action veterans
  • Some are in favour, and see hope in Hongkongers’ audacity – while others run the gamut from shrill condemnation to ambivalence
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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The Hong Kong protesters’ audacity – in particular their open defiance of the city’s ultimate political masters in Beijing – has gained them widespread praise. Photo: Dickson Lee
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